A Ferrari F50 formerly owned by boxing legend Mike Tyson will find a new home at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Amelia Island auction on March 11th.
The F50 was bought new by Tyson in 1995 as part of a package deal with a Ferrari 456. The boxer allegedly paid full price for the two cars and kept the F50 in his possession for several years before moving it to a Seattle broker who sold it to computer magnate Kevin Markus with a 4,900 miles on the odometer.
Markus rarely drove the F50 and in 2005 sold it to an unnamed Ferrari enthusiast in Georgia who had a full engine-out service completed and updated the electronics. The service also saw the rear seal was replaced, the water and oil pumps rebuilt, the dashboard pod removed and serviced, the lighting systems upgraded, the ride height lifter replaced and new tires were fitted. Another engine-out service was complete in 2010 at 5,320 miles that saw the fuel bladders replaced along with the main seals and fluids. In 2015, a full brake system service was performed.
Today the F50, which was the 73rd of 350 F50s produced and one of only 50 U.S. spec models built, shows 5,694 miles on the odometer and remains in pristine condition. RM Sotheby’s is hoping to get at least $2.2 million US for it when it crosses the auction block at Amelia Island next month. The sale will include a partial service history along with the original tool kit, owners manuals, warranty booklet, window sticker, removable hardtop and emergency soft top.
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